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COVID-19 Update: Dear Applicants and Potential Participants,

Our crews and individual placements have always been the foundation and driving force of this organization. The safety of our participants has always been our utmost priority. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 situation, we have activated an Incident Response Team and are working around the clock to monitor and manage the effects of the outbreak. Conservation Legacy and its programs are strictly following guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and local public health agencies. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your program or recruitment staff.

As conditions change, Conservation Legacy policies will evolve—we will post our most recent updates on our website and via social media. Please stay connected for the most up to date information.

We urge everyone to follow CDC and WHO protocols to limit the spread of the virus. We hope that you and your families are well.

In Service,

Conservation Legacy and Program Staff

Crew Leader

Southwest Conservation Corps’ Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate resourcefulness, effective communication skills, excellent judgement, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to a crew experience where the needs of others are placed above oneself. The Crew Leader position requires, mentorship, patience, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Crew Leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and short-comings of the crew.

AmeriCorps Crew Leader Development Program

Based in Durango, Salida and with the Ancestral Lands program, the Crew Leader Development Program engages members with some previous experience to complete a variety of conservation projects while also receiving training and certifications to help prepare them for leadership roles with SCC or other conservation corps.

Youth Leadership • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Youth Crew Leader PositionsLocationDateApplication
Four Corners • Youth Crew Leader
Durango, COMarch 29th - August 13thApply Here!
Four Corners • Youth Crew Leader Development ProgramDurango, COMarch 29th - August 13thApply Here!
Los Valles Youth Crew LeaderSalida, COMarch 29th - August 13thApply Here!
Los Valles • Youth Crew Leader Development ProgramSalida, COMarch 29th - August 13thApply Here!

Adult Leadership • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Adult Crew Leader Positions

LocationDatesApplication
Four Corners • Crew Leader
Durango, COMarch 29th - November 12thApply Here!
Four Corners Crew Leader Development Program Durango, COMarch 29th - November 12thApply Here!
Four Corners Trails Strike Team Crew Leader Durango, COMarch 29th - September 17thApply Here!
Los Valles • Crew LeaderSalida, COMarch 29th - NovemberApply Here!
Los Valles • Crew Leader Development ProgramSalida, COMarch 29th - NovemberApply Here!

Veterans Leadership • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Veterans Fire Corps Leader PositionsLocationDatesApplication
Four Corners • Veteran Fire Crew Leader
Durango, CO
March 29 – November 12, 2021
Apply Here!
Los Valles Veteran Fire Corps Crew Leader Development ProgramSalida, COMarch 30 – October 29, 2021Apply Here!
Los Valles Veteran Fire Corps Crew LeaderSalida, COMarch 30 – October 29, 2021Apply Here!

Watershed and Ecological Monitoring Crew Leaders

Position TitleLocationDatesApplication
Vegetation and Ecological Monitoring Crew LeaderSocorro, NMSocorro: from mid-late April 2021 to mid-late March 2022Apply Here!
Emergency Stabilization & Recovery and Fuels Reduction Crew LeaderMontrose, COLate April or early May 2021 - late April/early May 2022Apply Here!